Twits go mad in South America
April 3, 2011 5:09 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the name of a documentary I saw many years (over 15) ago. A group of British upper class, university age people go trekking in South America.

I'm pretty sure they are going in the gap before university. There were about 8 or 9 people in the group. The documentary followed them as they made plans and preparations for the trip and then as they made their way across the continent.
One scene I remember is them having a camp in the Amazon rainforest and they are eating something that has been killed by their guide and one of the girls who is refusing to eat it says something along the lines of, "I didn't realise we were going to cross the country eating our way through the wildlife ".
The group is incrementally broken up by personality clashes and its attendant bickering. The final scenes find them on the Inca trail with only one or two of them left.
posted by unliteral to Travel & Transportation (1 answer total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I think I remember this. If it's the same one, one of the kids got bitten to death by some bug and his back was covered in horrendous looking red blotches. And at the end when they got to the remote 'native tribe' they were trekking to visit they were very disappointed to find them very Westernised (one of the kids was running round with a Manchester United shirt on) and wondering why the bothered.

I can't remember what it was called but I think it was an episode of those series of one-off documentaries like Cutting Edge on Channel 4.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:42 AM on April 4, 2011

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